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Mechanical clocks

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Clocks whose recurring motion depends on mechanical, as opposed to electronic, devices, such as escapements, the swing of a pendulum, or the oscillation of a balance wheel and spring.

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Broader Terms used

<clocks by movement>

Narrower Terms used

weight-driven clocks

Term used for

clocks, mechanical

Equivalent Terms used

mechanical clock


12yrs ago

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